Creating a successful children’s book is challenging, but following the specs below, you can conveniently excel in the genre.
Choosing a great children’s book is crucial because there is so much competition for the valuable time your child spends with the book that it is as if every minute spent with an inferior book spends time reading a good book. As a child grows up, the sense of freedom and confidence that comes from choosing the right books at school or in the library is tremendous and valuable.
So let’s learn how to make an outstanding children’s book by following the below specification.
Good Storyline: A good story doesn’t get in the way. It always leads with a great storyline that has some goals to achieve.
Excellent Character: Let the character grow steadily. Let the children believe in and face the characters, and allow them to decide on good and ugly.
Better Themes: Create a theme that engages your users in the story. Children are often attracted to books with universal themes such as good versus evil, hard work well paid off, and intelligence is always greater than power.
Soft Language: Children’s books are very tough to write as they have to convey the story with minimal or very few words. Children often love to read predictable books with rhymes and repetitions, Language at few cases would be simple or can be complex.
Excellent design: Your design should be appealing, crisp and clear, authentic and familiar, and while looking at the pictures, the child should determine the little ones in themselves.
Best Art & Illustrations: Illustrations are just as important in conveying the story and helping children understand it, but that doesn’t mean adding illustrations with more colours will make a good story. Some stories have done wonders with two colours illustrations (Black & White).
Beautiful Page Layout: A book page should be like a work of art. A good children’s book always consists of the sum of its parts. It has to be honest. It has to have a sense of wonder and respect. The balance integration of text and illustrations will raise the quality bar of the book.
Type of books for the children’s age group between 0-5years
Books pre-requisite for Infants/Toddler
- Infants/Toddlers should be introduced to hardcover, as it is a safe, non-toxic, and sturdy board book.
- Books that have rhymes, rhythm, songs, and identifications are the best for infants/Toddler
- Bold and Simple illustrations will keep the child engaged, but they should be limited to a page.
- Reading a laud will help the child grasp the story quickly. The best time to read a whole book aloud while the child is eating.
Books pre-requisite for Pre-School children
- Introduce hardcovers with illustrations and Paperbacks books to Pre-School children.
- You can engage a Pre-School child with a wide variety of books like fairy tales, traditional tales, Poetry, Alphabet (ABC), and information books.
- Bold illustrations will keep the child engaged but should not be overly detailed.
- Reading aloud will help a child be more engaging at the pre-school level, Allowing them to hold and read on their own.
Books pre-requisite for Kindergarten
- Kindergarten children are more familiar with books and can have hardcover and paperbacks.
- You can engage a Kindergarten child with a wide variety of books like fairy tales, Fiction/Non-Fiction, Traditional tales, Fantasy, Poetry, and biographies.
- Kindergarten children should be allowed to choose books on their own.
- Reading aloud will help children be more engaged as the listening vocabulary at this age level is much larger than the reading vocabulary.
Below is the List of best-ever children’s books.
|The Story of Ferdinand
|The Very Hungry Caterpillar
|Margaret Wise Brown
|Harold and the Purple Crayon
|If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
|Laura Joffe Numeroff
|Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
|Bill Martin Jr.
|Make Way for Ducklings
|Where the Wild Things Are
|Blueberries for Sal
|Big Red Barn
|Margaret Wise Brown
|Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
|Virginia Lee Burton
|The Snowy Day
|Ezra Jack Keats
|The Three Billy Goats Gruff
|H. A. Rey
|Caps for Sale
|Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
|Bill Martin Jr
|My Very First Mother Goose
|The Carrot Seed
|Millions of Cats
|The Runaway Bunny
|Margaret Wise Brown
|Ten, Nine, Eight
|The Gingerbread Boy
|More More More, Said the Baby
|Vera B. Williams